The grass is really never greener
Don't we look happy? You know why? Well, it could have been all the John Dalys we were drinking (iced tea/lemonade/vodka) on the cruise, but I'm more inclined to think it is because we are really in love. Sometimes I take that for granted and I get a case of the "I wannas." I'm not always satisfied with what we have and the green-eyed monster rears its ugly head. Then, I get a large dose of reality.
This silly shot is us at the training class for what to do if we had to abandon ship. I just thought it was funny. But, I digress. What has me sort of melancholy today - while also being grateful for what I do have - is that a friend of mine got dumped. And, dumped in a big way. She's really cute and very sweet and she was living a life for which I was extremely jealous. She got married just a few years ago and he built her a new 4,800-square-foot house and bought her a 2009 Lexus. She was living the good life with her husband. Except she wasn't, apparently. Recently, he walked in and told her he didn't love her anymore and wanted her to move out. Just like that. WTF? She didn't see it coming at all. And, the rest of us who envied her life didn't see it coming either.
The lesson for me is to be happy with the blessings that I have. My husband loves me and, thankfully, tolerates the flaws. We may have a house that needs a new roof, probably some foundation repairs among other things and our cars may need new tires - but we have something so much greater than all the new fancy things - we have each other. And, for that, I'm terribly grateful.